It’s either this or a new Toyota Corolla. Don’t be a peasant. –
The (still) beautiful nose, the court-martial nod, lots of 80s gadgets and a cracking six-in-line with the iconic growl and silky smoothness. The second generation 7-Series, built to last.
Fortunately, BMW had realised that they were rolling the same solidity off the production line at Mercedes, but that emotion and rational solidity often worked against each other. So, before all humourless Germans could do what they were good at, BMW had Italians design the body. Ercole Spada, Italian ex-chief stylist of Zagato, designed the e32 line. Kudos!!!
And then a little side track, for those of us who dare to claim that BMW is for boring people. Project Goldfish was an E32 that almost made it to production. The 767i. A V16 of almost 7 litres that needed so much space, that cooling was moved to the rear of the car and air was given through deep scoops in the rear doors. Unfortunately, the Greta’s of the time put a stop to it. Cross that goldfish off your list.
And then there’s ours. A fully dealer maintained, fully documented BMW 730iA from the first owner, with exactly three options. The rear blinds, the automatic gearbox and climate control with air conditioning. Furthermore, it is a completely standard and original BMW, which shows that without ticking boxes, you can still have a lot of fun with a 7. Together with the E38, this is the most beautiful BMW line ever made.
Nobody is perfect, but if you drive an E32 7 series, you’re pretty close. –I'm interested in this object